2019-20 VALENCIAQualifierRound 2
December 27, 2019 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 ALQUERIA DEL BASKET
Alonso Faure - U18 Valencia Basket - ANGT Valencia 2019-20 (photo Isaac Ferrera) - JT19

Valencia races past Cibona to open Round 2

U18 Valencia Basket shrugged off a 17-point first quarter deficit and raced away to a 72-87 victory over U18 Cibona Zagreb as the home side improved to 2-0 in Group A of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Valencia. Alonso Faure scored 19 points with 11 rebounds to lead Valencia, which trailed 26-9 late in the first period but out-scored Cibona 9-38 in the second frame. Millan Jimenez added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals, Guillem Ferrando picked up 14 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals and Alejandro Bellver added 12 points for the host team, which won this tournament last season. Cibona fell to 1-1 despite Luksa Buljevic collecting 29 points and 19 rebounds. Cibona star Roko Prkacin was held to 8 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks.

Buljevic’s first three-pointer helped Cibona open a 10-3 lead. He added another one and Hrvoje Majcunic nailed two long-balls and Noa Svoboda hit from downtown in a 14-2 run as Cibona led 26-10 after 10 minutes. The second quarter was an entirely different story, starting with Bellver nailing three-balls on Valencia’s first three possessions and a Diego Rivas triple knotted the game at 30-30 and Rivas’ next basket put Valencia up 33-34. Buljevic managed a trey to put Cibona back ahead but Ferrando and Jiminez both knocked down long balls in an 0-14 close to the first half and a 35-48 lead at the break. Prkacin scored the first basket of the second half but Faure nailed a three-pointer among his 11 points in a 4-20 surge for a 41-68 advantage. Buljevic made sure Cibona would at least not go down without a fight with 15 points in a 16-2 run to pull within 56-70 after 30 minutes. Prkacin’s two free throws made it 58-70 until Freds Bagatskis’ three-pointer got Valencia’s offense going and he added a jumper, another three-pointer and a free throw for a 64-80 cushion. Filip Paponja and Svoboda both hit three-balls at the other end but it was too little, too late for a comeback.

Friday, December 27, 2019
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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Referees: 1 U18 CREW CHIEF; 2 U18 UMPIRE 1; 3 U18 UMPIRE 2
Attendance: 265 (Tentative)
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U18 Cibona Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAPONJA, FILIP 23:16 5 1/3 1/5 0/2   2 2 4   3   1 5 4 -2
5 VUJOVIC, VITO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 MAJCUNIC, HRVOJE 32:56 9 1/6 2/6 1/2 2 6 8 6 1 3   1 2 1 9
7 KUMANOVIC, LUKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 PRKACIN, ROKO 38:13 8 2/5 0/5 4/6   13 13 2 1 4 2 2 3 5 12
9 KALAJZIC, FILIP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 IVISIC, ZVONIMIR 17:30 7 0/4 2/2 1/2 2 2 4     1     4 4 5
11 SVOBODA, NOA 29:41 10 2/4 2/5     1 1 2   4   1 2 1 2
12 BULJEVIC, LUKSA 38:32 29 6/14 4/10 5/5 3 16 19 1 1 4 1 1   2 34
13 VUCIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 IVISIC, TOMISLAV 19:52 4 0/1   4/4 1 4 5 1   3 1 1 4 2 4
15 BELAS, FRAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           5   5               5
Totals 200:00 72 12/37 11/33 15/21 13 44 57 16 3 22 4 7 20 19 69
        32.4% 33.3% 71.4%
Head coach: JURAN, IVAN
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
U18 Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 BAGATSKIS, FREDS 14:42 9 1/1 2/5 1/1   2 2 1 1 1 2   1   10
4 FAURE, ALONSO 31:25 19 7/11 1/3 2/3 4 7 11 1 2 2 2   3 3 26
5 RIVAS, DIEGO 16:26 9 1/5 1/2 4/4 1 1 2 1 3 2       2 10
7 GARCIA, MIGUEL 12:30   0/2 0/2   1 2 3 2         1    
8 CUBERO, IVAN 23:02   0/1 0/2     2 2       2 1 5 1 -4
9 FERRANDO, GUILLEM 27:30 14 4/5 2/7 0/2   5 5 7 2 2     4 3 17
13 ROBERTO, JOSE LUIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 JIMENEZ, MILLAN 27:05 19 7/15 1/5 2/2 2 6 8 1 4 1   2 2 4 19
19 RUIZ, ALEJANDRO 15:31 4 1/5 0/2 2/2   2 2 1       1 1 3 2
24 BELLVER, ALEJANDRO 25:37 12 1/2 3/11 1/4 2 4 6 2 3   1   2 3 13
33 HERNANDEZ, SALVADOR 4:26 1     1/2   2 2             1 3
35 ALBERT, HUGO 1:46                              
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 87 22/47 10/39 13/20 11 35 46 16 15 9 7 4 19 20 98
        46.8% 25.6% 65%
Head coach: ALBERT, XAVIER
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